NFL rumors: Latest off-season news on free agency, trades, more

The latest news from the NFL off-season on Tom Brady's thumb laceration, Dez Bryant's concussion and trade rumors involving Josh Gordon.
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By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

We are halfway through the NFL preseason, as teams are now preparing for their "dress rehearsal" Week 3 games. Action gets started on Thursday with the Atlanta Falcons facing the Miami Dolphins and the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Dallas Cowboys.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.

• Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to miss the rest of the preseason with a concussion, reports Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan.

• The Cleveland Browns have received multiple trade offers for wide receiver Josh Gordon, but do not plan to trade him at this time, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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• The Indianapolis Colts announced they have signed veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

• Cromartie will help fill the void left by Colts cornerback Vontae Davis, who is expected to miss the first month of the regular season with an ankle injury, reports Schefter.

• New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned to practice on Tuesday after missing the last two days, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

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• Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak announced that quarterback Trevor Siemian will start over Mark Sanchez on Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams.

• San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick returned to practice for the first time since Aug. 10 and will play Friday against the Packers, reports Matt Barrow of the Sacramento Bee.